How to Get a Personalized Google+ URL

Google Plus logoGoogle+ is gaining traction now that more users can get in, but if you want to link to your Google+ profile you are stuck with a unique 21 character number to point users to your profile. If you have a unique name you can get away with asking people to search for you, but the rest of us need something better.

Enter, a free shortlink generator for Google+ profiles that turns your impossible to remember Google+ URL into something you can share in a conversation, put on a business card or simply remember.

To get your personalized Google+ URL, open your Google+ profile and copy the long strong of numbers right after “”. You should see something link the following,

Copy the 21 digit string of numbers that you never have a hope of remembering and head over to Here you can choose a Google+ nickname between 3 and 25 characters long, which will direct users to your Google+ Profile.


Instead of the incoherent URL above, I now have as my Google+ url. It’s easy to remember and manageable enough to put on a business card if Google+ takes off. This is also more convenient than giving my personal email address to anyone who wants to try to look me up on Google+.

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Get a personalized Google+ URL with

Sure, you could create your own landing page or redirect, but for the average user, is the perfect solution to Google’s long profile pages. I wouldn’t be surprised is Google decides to offer easier URLs, like Facebook does, but until then you can snag your nickname at

If you don’t have Google+, you can sign up for a free Google+ account by hitting up the Google+ homepage. If you want to know more about the service, check out our previous coverage, including why Android owners should be especially excited.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]


  1. When I put in a name, even all my initials which no one else would use, I get “that Google+ ID is already registered for”  What does that mean.  Another name and it may say that “nickname is already being used”


  2. This is my new URL and I am glad i found this site. It really helps out with people trying to find you. Thanks and if you see this message and have Google Plus be sure to add me to your circle.

  3. Fantastic, it worked for me ok, although I could not see at first sight evidence that the transition had taken place.

  4. I have seen your awareness about this theme when you post it and it really gives an informational message to us readers. I am hoping that you will continue writing this kind of blog. Thanks for sharing this information.

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